November 1, 2010

The Spouse Sleepover Date

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Remember your very first sleepover? I sure do! I wore Hello Kitty pajamas and had a bright pink sleeping bag. Sleepovers use to be the ultimate reward for me.

It made me start to think… “Why not have a sleepover with my spouse?” Oh, I couldn’t wait to get this date started! I knew this date would work because it did not require a babysitter and would be inexpensive!

So first things first… I wanted my husband to get super excited about the fun night we had in store!
The INVITE

I created a “Spouse Sleepover” Invitation. I wanted this invitation to razzle dazzle and really grab his attention. So I headed to the Dollar Tree and found a Barbie. Why a Barbie you ask?
Well…check it out and see….

I cut out a picture of my face and stuck it over Barbie’s. I then put my Barbie in my “homemade-in-less-than-two-minutes-sleeping-bag”. I then placed all the items on my husband’s pillow. I knew he wouldn’t miss seeing Barbie…whoops, I mean Corie. I was right! He not only saw Barbie/Corie, but I could hear him laughing all the way from the kitchen!

This invite is just a fun, cheap way to be a little creative!
A quick tutorial on the handmade sleeping bag….
1. Get a scrap piece of fabric around 25-30 inches.
2. Take your piece of fabric and fold in half.
3. Then take fabric glue and glue each side of the fabric together.
4. If there is any excess fabric, fold it over and glue the remaining flaps down.
The SLEEPOVER

I am not a girl that likes to “rough it”, so I pulled our queen sized mattress off of our bed and placed it on the floor in our family room. Aaah, comfort and fun…even better!
A sleepover is not a success without TREATS, GAMES, MOVIES, and DRINKS.
The GAME

My husband and I love to play games. Right now in stores, they are carrying a special box of Cheez-It Crackers. Each cracker in the box has a letter on it. My husband and I played a quick round of Scrabble using our crackers! We haven’t played a simple game like this in, well….FOREVER!
The simplicity of this game was awesome!
The MOVIE

After the Dollar Tree, I headed to the closest Redbox. I rented the movie Ironman 2. My husband has been talking nonstop about wanting to see this movie…so I knew the date would be even sweeter with this rental choice!
Scary Stories

I LOVE scary stories. Do you remember the incredible books by Alvin Schwartz? These books are classic for sleepovers and the perfect way to end the night.  So, I grabbed my husband, snuggled close and settled in for spooky stories!

This date was SIMPLE, but just perfect for the two of us. It almost felt like a little getaway from the world, even though we were in the comfort of our home. :)
The best part was waking up the next morning to my husband making breakfast!
The spouse sleepover date was simple, but SO MUCH fun!  It was so easy…
I bet you can do this date TONIGHT!  :)

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36 Responses to “The Spouse Sleepover Date”

  1. ~Lisa says:

    This is SO cute! I'm planning this fun easy date soon!!!

  2. Karen says:

    What a fun, easy, yet creative idea! Thanks!

  3. allie says:

    I will be trying this out come next weekend!

  4. The Brindley's says:

    What a cute simple idea without having to get a sitter. We do sleepover in the living room with our kids every Friday that we are home (which really isn't all that often actually), but just me and my spouse, how fun!! Thanks Corie!!

  5. Selena says:

    I love this, it's so easy to put the baby down to have alone time…and I love the scrabble idea :)

  6. Hannah says:

    Such a fun idea!

  7. One Happy Family says:

    Love it! :)

  8. Shalay says:

    So fun! My hubby and I do this all the time!! We love it!!

  9. Nike and Mike Kirby says:

    This is so much fun! If your really creative and need an activity to do, build a fort over the sleeping bags.:) ~Nike

  10. Maddie says:

    Hi, I am getting married on the 23rd of this month. I am so glad my friend recommended this website because it is so informative and fun! Thank you so much for creating this site! God bless you all!

  11. Les says:

    Such a fun idea! My husband and I had a sleepover just last night, not as fun as this one though! :D

  12. Heather Fofana says:

    I am going to have to plan this date sometime soon.

  13. amybyrd says:

    great idea–and totally doable for us since we won't haev to get a babysitter for the baby!

  14. Butterfly3307 says:

    Too much fun! With a pull-out sofa, I won't even have to pull the mattress off the bed! ;-)

  15. Carolynn The Dyer says:

    Fantastic idea! I know my hubby would love it if I would dig out some of his old scary story books for a night like this. Thanks for the notion!

  16. Chelsy@ Sweet Pea Kisses says:

    So fun! My hubby and I do this often, only we use our air mattress. Sometimes we even make a fort out of blankets like when we were kids! I'm going to have to add the scary stories in next time! Thanks for sharing :)

  17. raising4boys says:

    Fun idea! We like to stay up after the kids are in bed, but this spices the date up :) Did you get an overnight babysitter? or did your kids join you for breakfast?

  18. Nisha says:

    I think this is my favorite post of them all! My husband would love it just for the cheese its…hahaha :)

  19. Camron and Lonna Connolly says:

    CUTE IDEA!! I love it! Now I want to suggest a fun game to you and all of your fun friends! It is called "the game of things" I don't know if you have ever played it but it is my favorite game to play with a bunch of couples for a game night! Just a suggestion in case you run out of ideas . . . but who am I kidding you are the DATING DIVAS!! :)

  20. Cassie says:

    I love this idea and the scrabble game is so cute!

  21. Shannon says:

    So cute! Thanks so much for sharing! I featured ya'll on my blog today, hope you don't mind! http://www.lovingcouponsandmore.blogspot.com

  22. Courtney says:

    Ah such a cute idea!! I'm totally doing this!

  23. The Trouts says:

    Thanks for posting this fantastic idea! We tried it a few weeks ago and it was SO MUCH FUN! I just blogged about it and figured I'd be ungrateful if I didn't tell you personally how wonderful you website has been for us. Thank you!

  24. Jennifer says:

    I did my first date this weekend for my husband! It was so much fun! I loved being able to love him in such a fun way. We had a lot of fun staying up late, talking, and playing games. Thanks for the great idea!

  25. Jackie Koll says:

    Ok, I love this idea! The next time the kids go to the grandparents for the weekend, I’m doing this date Idea :-)

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